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Society of Saint Edmund archives

Repository: Saint Michael's College. Archives

Collection Description (Extant): The Southern Missions collection is part of the Society of Saint Edmund Archives, which is an independent collection housed at and maintained by Saint Michael's College. It has a few interviews that deal with race relations/civil rights. Some are audio recordings (in CD, cassette and reel-to-reel formats), and other interviews take the form of personal reflections and may be transcripts of recordings. The interviews were conducted with priests (or with people who worked with the priests) who were stationed in Alabama or North Carolina between 1937 and the present although most were with people who served in the 1950s and 1960s. These people were, for the most part, white northerners who were serving missions within the black community and were therefore peripherally involved with Civil Rights Movement. Since one of their missions was the Good Samaritan Hospital in Selma, Alabama, there is certainly mention of Bloody Sunday and the subsequent March to Montgomery, but more as observers than as participants, because they were strictly forbidden from participation. The relevant interviews in this collection include those of Fr Maurice Ouellet, SSE; Fr. Eymard Galligan, SSE; Bp Moses Anderson, SSE; Dr. Isabel Dumont and Miss Joan Mulder; and Fr. Charlie McNeice, SSE.

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: 27 linear feet

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See the Alabama Public Television documentary "Sisters of Selma" at and the online photograph exhibit at St. Michael's:

Interviewees: Maurice Ouellet, Eymard Galligan, Moses Anderson, Isabel Dumont, Joan Mulder, Charlie McNeice

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Alabama--Race relations
Catholic Church--Social aspects
Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama
Civil rights movements--Alabama
Civil rights workers--Alabama
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Catholic Church
Medical care
North Carolina--Race relations
Selma (Ala.)
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)


Sound recordings


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